The specification of the design materials for the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) required additional attention to safety, including the specification of ergonomic, hygienic flooring for in-patient rooms and the gymnasium. This pediatric mental health center is located within the campus of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Skilled labor shortages are expected to have a substantial impact on commercial construction businesses over the next three years, according to the Q3 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the Agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction are now available online.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June released proposed regulations related to asbestos. Environmental critics have voiced their disapproval and mainstream media have picked up on the story.